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Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko
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“You are making music
in the shadow of the gallows.”
Paul B. Janeczko, Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
“Dead or not, he must taste my Sarah's ashes.”
Paul B. Janeczko, Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
“Blue sky beyond barbed wire I wish I were sky.”
Paul B. Janeczko, Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
“A white linen tablecloth
edged with pink roses --
Mama's favorite pattern --
flowed like a bride's train
from sidewalk to curb to gutter.
Papa stared at black boot marks
crossing it like sins.”
Paul B. Janeczko, Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
“Beasts of burden, we shouldered bundles of what pieces of the past we were allowed to keep as we joined the river of fear, a current of shuffling feet, sobs, and whimpers that crept past dark mouths of archways and windows of Terezin.”
Paul B. Janeczko, Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
“I ordered my Jews closer.”
Paul B. Janeczko, Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
“I will stay with her until it is time to close her eyelids wrap the wretched sheet around her bones.”
Paul B. Janeczko, Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto

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